IBM Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library V4.4 adds new LAPACK and Fourier Transform subroutines

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-355
November 11, 2008

 
 ENUS208-355.PDF (106KB)

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This new release of Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library (ESSL) adds new LAPACK and Fourier Transform routines.

For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: RE001).


 
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ESSL mathematical subroutines in the following computational areas are tuned for performance on IBM POWER6™, POWER5™, and PowerPC® 970 processors on the AIX® 5.3, AIX 6.1, SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10) SP2, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 (RHEL 5.2) operating systems:

  • Linear Algebra Subprograms
  • Matrix Operations
  • Linear Algebraic Equations
  • Eigensystem Analysis
  • Fourier Transforms, Convolutions, and Correlations, and Related Computations
  • Sorting and Searching
  • Interpolation
  • Numerical Quadrature
  • Random Number Generation

This release of ESSL provides the following runtime libraries:

  • ESSL Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) and Serial Libraries:
  • 32-bit integer arguments/32-bit pointers
  • 32-bit integer arguments/64-bit pointers
  • 64-bit integer arguments/64-bit pointers

These new LAPACK subroutines are now included:

  • SGELS, CGELS, and ZGELS: Linear Least Squares Solution for a General Matrix
  • SGEEVX, DGEEVX, CGEEVX, and ZGEEVX: Eigenvalues, Right and Left Eigenvectors, Reciprocal Condition Numbers for Eigenvalues, and Reciprocal Condition Numbers for Right Eigenvectors of a General Matrix
  • SSPEVX, DSPEVX, CHPEVX, ZHPEVX, SSYEVX, DSYEVX, CHEEVX, and ZHEEVX: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of a Real Symmetric or Complex Hermitian Matrix

These new Fourier Transform subroutines are now included:

  • SCFTD and DCFTD: Multidimensional Complex Fourier Transform

Header files and C/Fortran wrappers in source form have been added for a subset of the FFTW Version 3.1.2 subroutines. A Makefile is provided to build the ESSL FFTW Wrappers library for use with the ESSL Serial Library, the ESSL SMP Library, the ESSL Blue Gene® Serial Library, and the ESSL Blue Gene SMP Library.

See the ESSL Guide and Reference for the list of FFTW subroutines supported, restrictions on their use, and instructions on how to build, install, and use the ESSL FFTW Wrappers Library. Documentation for FFTW Version 3.1.2 can be found at

http://www.fftw.org

 
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  • AIX 5.3 or AIX 6.1, or SLES 10 (SP2) or RHEL 5.2
  • IBM POWER™ processor-based servers or IBM BladeCenter

 
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November 14, 2008


 
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Use ESSL when you need outstanding performance through simple subroutine calls from floating-point engineering and scientific applications running on IBM Power servers, IBM Cluster 1600, or IBM BladeCenter® JS21 and JS22 using the AIX 6.1, AIX 5.3, SLES 10 SP2, or RHEL 5.2 operating systems.


 
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                    Maintenance        Maintenance
Program PID number  1-year PID number  3-year PID number
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5765-F82            5660-ESL           5662-ESL
                    5661-ESL           5663-ESL
                                       5664-ESL
 
5765-G17            5660-ELL           5662-ELL
                    5661-ELL           5663-ELL
                                       5664-ELL
 

 
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Program                Program
number         VRM     name
 
5765-F82      4.4.0    ESSL for AIX
5765-G17      4.4.0    ESSL for Linux on POWER
 

 
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

 
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No publications are shipped with this program.

The following publications are available on the Web:

  • IBM ESSL V4.4: Guide and Reference
  • IBM ESSL for AIX, V4.4: Installation Guide
  • IBM ESSL for Linux on POWER, V4.4: Installation Guide

To access ESSL documentation, refer to the IBM Cluster Information Center Web site. It contains the most recent ESSL documentation in PDF and HTML formats and is located at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/clresctr/index.jsp

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 50 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries free of charge.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

ESSL is supported on:

  • POWER6 processor-based servers
  • POWER5 processor-based servers
  • OpenPower®
  • PowerPC
  • BladeCenter JS21
  • BladeCenter JS22
Software requirements

ESSL for Linux on POWER

Operating system:

  • SLES 10 SP2
  • RHEL 5.2

Software products:

  • For compiling (one of these):
    • IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition V12.1 for Linux
    • IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition V11.1 for Linux
    • IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V10.1 for Linux
    • IBM XL C/C++ Advanced Edition V9.0 for Linux
  • For linking, loading, or running:
    • IBM XL Fortran Run-time Edition V11.1 for Linux or IBM XL Fortran Run-time Edition V12.1 for Linux is provided with the IBM XL Fortran Advanced Edition for Linux, or is downloadable from
    http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/fortran
    • GCC 4.1.2 32-bit and 64-bit libraries on RHEL 5.2
    • GCC 4.1.2 32-bit and 64-bit libraries on SLES 10 SP2

ESSL for AIX

Operating system:

  • AIX 6.1
  • AIX 5.3

Software products:

  • For compiling (one of these):
    • IBM XL Fortran Enterprise Edition V12.1 for AIX
    • IBM XL Fortran Enterprise Edition V11.1 for AIX
    • IBM XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition V10.1 for AIX
    • IBM XL C/C++ Enterprise Edition V9.0 for AIX
  • For linking, loading, or running:
    • IBM XL Fortran Run-Time Environment V11.1 for AIX or IBM XL Fortran Run-Time Environment V12.1 for AIX is provided with the IBM XL Fortran Enterprise Edition for AIX, or is downloadable from
    http://www.ibm.com/software/awdtools/fortran
    • IBM XL C Libraries (included in the AIX Application Development Toolkit)

The XL Fortran Enterprise Edition runtime component for AIX is also provided as a nonwarranted download from the IBM XL Fortran Web site at no charge.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Companion products

If running parallel jobs, the following products are recommended:

  • Parallel Engineering and Scientific Subroutine Library (Parallel ESSL) is a scalable mathematical subroutine library that can provide outstanding performance through simple subroutine calls for engineering and scientific Message Passing Interface (MPI) applications on clusters of IBM System p® servers and BladeCenter servers using the Parallel Environment MPI library for communications.
  • IBM Tivoli® Workload Scheduler LoadLeveler® can be used for submission of batch parallel jobs. It can help assist with node allocation for job management.
  • IBM Parallel Environment (PE) delivers a full, highly tuned implementation of the MPI-1.1 and 2.0 standard for message passing. The implementation of MPI-IO is optimized for use with IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™).
  • GPFS is beneficial because Message Passing Interface-Input/Output (MPI-IO) depends on the underlying file system's ability to maintain file consistency when multiple tasks modify a file. An MPI job distributes tasks across many nodes, and these tasks commonly do large amounts of concurrent and even coordinated file I/O. GPFS is designed to deliver high performance parallel I/O between the file system and the tasks of a parallel job. MPI-IO, part of PE, is designed to work correctly and efficiently with GPFS. Using MPI-IO for highest performance depends on the consistency for access from multiple nodes that only a true parallel file system like GPFS can provide.
Compatibility

ESSL V4.4 is a complete replacement and functional enhancement of ESSL V4.3.

ESSL V4.4 contains calling sequences that are identical to ESSL V4.3. Existing application programs will work without source code changes if you are migrating from ESSL V4.3 to ESSL V4.4.

Limitations

ESSL V4.4 is not supported on AIX 5.2.

ESSL for Linux, V4.4 is not supported on RHEL 3, RHEL 4, SLES 9, or Terra Soft Solutions' Yellow Dog-HPC. ESSL for Linux, V4.4 is not supported on Blue Gene/L™.

Planning information

Parallel ESSL 3.3 for AIX is the last release that will support the BladeCenter JS21 with a BladeCenter H chassis interconnected with the InfiniBand Host Channel Adapters connected to a Cisco InfiniBand SDR switch.

Parallel ESSL 3.3 for AIX and Parallel ESSL 3.3.1 for Linux are the last releases that will support the Power System 575 (Model 9118-575) and Power System 550 (Model 9133-55A) interconnected with the InfiniBand Host Channel Adapter and Cisco switch.

Parallel ESSL 3.3 for AIX is the last release that will support the IBM High Performance Switch.

Packaging
  • ESSL for AIX, V4.4 is distributed on a single CD-ROM, LCD4-6648-03.
  • ESSL for Linux on POWER, V4.4 is distributed on a single CD-ROM, LCD4-7485-08.

A product readme file and License Information file is shipped with each product.

The License Information file (LC23-5060-00 or L-JKIS-7H8QTH) is available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Security, auditability, and control

ESSL uses the security and auditability features of the operating system which it is running.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


 
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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Charge metric
               Part number or
Program name   PID number       Charge metric
 
ESSL           5765-F82         Per processor
for AIX                          for small, medium, or
                                 large servers
 
1-year SWMA:   5660-ESL         Per processor
 Registration                       for small, medium, or
 and Renewal                        large servers
 
1-year SWMA:   5661-ESL         Per processor
 After-license                      for small, medium, or
                                    large servers
 
3-year SWMA:   5662-ESL         Per processor
 Registration                       for small, medium, or
                                    large servers
 
3-year SWMA:   5663-ESL         Per processor
 Renewal                            for small, medium, or
                                    large servers
 
3-year SWMA:   5664-ESL         Per processor
 After-license                      for small, medium, or
                                    large servers
 
ESSL           5765-G17         Per processor
for Linux                         for small, medium, or
                                    large servers,
 
1-year SWMA:   5660-ELL         Per processor
 Registration                       for small, medium, or
 and Renewal                        large servers
 
1-year SWMA:   5661-ELL         Per processor
 After-license                      for small, medium, or
                                    large servers
 
3-year SWMA:   5662-ELL         Per processor
 Registration                       for small, medium, or
                                    large servers
 
3-year SWMA:   5663-ELL         Per processor
 Renewal                            for small, medium, or
                                    large servers
 
3-year SWMA:   5664-ELL         Per processor
 After-license                      for small, medium, or
                                    large servers
 

System Program Order (SPO): An order for SPO 5692-A5L, 5692-A6P, or 5692-LOP is mandatory for shipments of program distribution. The individual licensed program orders are for registration and billing purposes only. No shipment occurs under these orders.

Specify feature number 3410.

Machine-readable materials are only available on CD-ROM. To receive shipment of machine-readable materials, the order needs to include SPO 5692-A5L for ESSL for AIX or SPO 5692-LOP for ESSL for Linux on POWER. The individual licensed program order (for example, 5765-F82) must still be ordered but will be for registration and billing purposes only and will not result in shipment of materials.

                                                           Feature
Program number   Program/Function name                     number
 
5692-A5L         ESSL for AIX, V4.4.0                       2222
5692-A6P         ESSL for AIX, V4.4.0                       2222
5692-LOP         ESSL for Linux on POWER, V4.4.0            1491
5692-LOP         Parallel ESSL for Linux, V3.3.1            1492
 

Withdrawal of feature numbers:

The following feature numbers are withdrawn effective November 11, 2008.

                                                           Feature
Program number   Program/Function name                     number
 
5692-A5L         ESSL for AIX, V4.3                         1496
5692-A6P         ESSL for AIX, V4.3                         1496
5692-LOP         ESSL for Linux on POWER, V4.3              0994
5692-LOP         Parallel ESSL for Linux, V3.3.0            1434
 

 
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IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.


 
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